Film By

Film By Invitation

Region: Metro South and West
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools Film
Tags: Film By, Film and video production

Congratulations to our winners!

Reveal the winners

Winner – Jannali East Public School – The Trash Tyrant
Runner up – St John's Park High School – The Odd One Out
Highly commended – Bourke Street Public School – Babyzilla

Encouragement – Bexhill Public School – The Late House
Encouragement – Marrickville West Public School – Inner West Insights


The Film By Invitation festival shines a spotlight on a thoughtfully curated collection of exceptional films carefully selected from a pool of more than 360 submissions from talented students participating in various statewide local festivals. These festivals include Film By City, Sea, Vines, Eucalypts, Pasture, Online, Northern Rivers and Hospital School.

We were delighted to host Dr. Phil Lambert, the founder of 'Making Movies' in the Sydney Region, along with senior departmental officers and sponsors, for this remarkable occasion.


Digital showcase


Festival School Film
Film By the Sea Jannali East Public School The Trash Tyrant
Film By the Eucalypts Springwood Public School Chicken Show
Film By the Sea Kurnell Public School Every Little Bit Counts
Film By the Vines Mount View High School Home
Film By the City Marrickville West Public School Inner West Insights
Film By the Northern Rivers Corndale Public School The Potions
Film By the Vines Ellalong Public School The Really, Really Horrible Weird Doughnut
Film By the Sea Caringbah Public School The Class Who Wouldn't Eat Their Vegetables
Film By the Northern Rivers Caniaba Public School Flutter
Film By the Eucalypts Lawson Public School The Chocolate Thief
Film By the Northern Rivers Alstonville Public School 6 Hours, 6 Kids
Film By Online Marsden High School Tagged
Film By the Northern Rivers Bexhill Public School The Late House
Film By the Northern Rivers Oakhill Drive Public School The Greedy Men
Film By the Pastures St John's Park High School The Stolen Recipe
Film By the Hospital School Hospital School at Westmead Empowering Learners Where They Are At
Film By the City Undercliff Public School Stayin' Alive
Film By the Eucalypts Leura Public School Spot
Film By Online Mount Annan Public School The Talent Show
Film By Online Karangi Public School The 'Lost' Lunch Box
Film By the Pastures St John's Park High School The Odd One Out
Film By the City Bourke Street Public School Babyzilla


About Film By Invitation

A ‘best of the best’ film festival hosted by The Arts Unit.

The festival is a showcase supported by Lights, camera, action! a filmmaking resource produced by The Arts Unit, for students and teachers to learn the basics of filmmaking and how to produce their own film.

Applications are by nomination through participating in a local Film By event.

For schools that do not have access to a local Film By festival, The Arts Unit will host Film By Online and any schools wishing to be part of the Film By Invitation are encouraged to submit their film to Film By Online.

In order to be selected for Film By Invitation you must submit your film to one of the following festivals:

  • Film By The Sea (Southern Sydney) 
  • Film By the City (City Metro) 
  • Film By the Vines (Hunter Valley) 
  • Film By the Eucalypts (Blue Mountains) 
  • Film By Online (accepting all entries across NSW)
  • Film By the Hospital (Westmead Hospital School).
  • Film By the Pasture (metro South and West)

All films are to be G rated and under 3.5 minutes. Films will be assessed by an invited panel against the following rubric criteria.

Film By Invitation is proudly supported by RØDEAFTRSCompNowDigi Ed and Videocraft Australia.